Trump Impeachment Hearing Offers Universal Anti-Corruption Lesson | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Trump Impeachment Hearing Offers Universal Anti-Corruption Lesson | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow shares an answer from State Department official George Kent at today's public House impeachment hearing that sums up the theme of what Americans have learned from the impeachment process so far: "You can't promote principled anti-corruption action without pissing off corrupt people." Aired on 11/13/19.
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Trump Impeachment Hearing Offers Universal Anti-Corruption Lesson | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

67 Comments on "Trump Impeachment Hearing Offers Universal Anti-Corruption Lesson | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. unknown President | November 14, 2019 at 3:51 AM | Reply

    Republicans, individual number one needs to testify not the whistleblower !

    • Its a member of his administration smh Yall just want corrupt members to testify get it straight. He needs impeached broke the law simple as that, next time i get stopped police im doing same thing NOPE NOPE WERNT ME NOT GUILTY.

    • unknown President | November 15, 2019 at 4:02 AM | Reply

      @Barry R , you realise that republicans voted for whistleblowers to be hidden and protected … 😱

    • unknown President You said something to the Republicans, what party of 85%( which is the 40% in any Poll) do

    • You not understand-They will stand with Trump if he drops a Nuc on NYC

  2. May these open hearings keep hitting their mark, until all of we the people awake to what is really happening around us and to us. Truth and justice may prevail.

    • The Trump supporters can’t. They are on the Fox Channel spewing all sorts of crazy conspiracy theories.

    • @jfsfrnd You mean like how the Democrats have spoke openly about impeachment since day 1, and how these testimonies are nothing more than hearsay? Umm, wait, those are factual and not conspiracy theories.

    • Ruth depew reading the idiotic comments of his equally demented followers there is little chance they’re going to listen to facts or reason. They are too far lost in this alternative reality to even listen to factual arguments. They are too brainwashed by the rightwing conspiracy networks to be reached. And they love to hate.

    • @Gman They have been speaking about Impeachment from day 1 because Trump was violating his Oath of Office from day 1.
      Who was listening in on Trumps phone call with Ukranian President?
      Dollemore – 1st hand witnesses refuse to testify
      Vindman was on the phone call and he will be publically testifying this coming Tuesday. Please watch it.

    • @Jeremy Backup And you get the award for the absolute DUMBEST thing I’ve read in the comments sections all week. Find me ONE SINGLE conservative that thinks the earth is flat or doesn’t think gravity exists. The fact that this comment on a Maddow video has seven up votes confirms everything I’ve ever expected about people that watch Maddow…… they’re dumb as a box of rocks.

  3. The needlepoint made my day… priceless

  4. Oh Mr. Kent is sharp as knife! I would have wished he had witnessed even more he could tell us in his crystal clear and bone dry style! I seriously enjoyed all of his answers.

  5. I have the feeling that there’s about to be a fury of Trump associates and cabinet members throwing each other under the bus. In fact, I’m getting reports of a convoy of buses on I-295, headed straight for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.πŸ˜‚

    • caravan

    • JoeyFiveandDimes | November 14, 2019 at 3:58 PM | Reply

      David JΒ  ………..Β Β  What will be compelling is just WHO in this careening dumpster fire will be the first one to bail – to ‘fess up – to turn states evidence against his fellow plotters and conspirators . The ‘inner circle’ guy that rolls . We all know, the first one gets the best deal . Bolton is just mean enough and vindictive to bring the rest down . Giuliani is unstable and mercurial, but I wouldn’t trust him anymore thanΒ I could throw Lev and Igor . Who would you have at top of list to do a late ‘John Dean’ ?

    • N 5150 q is a fraud keep wishing it was.

    • DAYBROK3 Is that what the dimwit is talking about? Q? Lol. Imagine that

    • Looks like you’ve come up with a new social classification: a “fury” of Republicans (RepugnantOnes): they are mostly angry — the most angry and obnoxious people I’ve witnessed in a long time … if not … ever!

  6. Bring in Rudy! He’ll clear everything up real quick!

  7. Trolls be damned. Bill Clinton testified. But but but Hillary!? Testified! tRump? Bone spurs. So weak. Such a coward.

    • @D Lensen well 3 people have testified to Congress that he did, and that “he didn’t care about Ukrainian corruption just the Biden investigation” when they heard the July 26th phone call from Sondland to Trump. Where do you get your propaganda from? Because it’s not even a challenge to disprove what you’re crying over…

    • @Some Person πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ all feeling witnesses what are YOU talking about. Please tell me you don’t have your hopes on this supposedly overheard conversation. You do realize President Trump was on the other end of the phone right lol so we are to believe this new person overheard on a restaurant what Trump said word for word and what he meant? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • @D Lensen you mean 3 people, plus Sondland? That makes any claim of Trump hearsay, and makes their version credible in court. That’s how it works snowflake, this isn’t Law and Order ok boomer?

    • @Some Person lmao oh that’s right hearsay is better then first hand knowledge according to the Democrats.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ How pathetic lol. Sorry not a Boomer or snowflake , how dare you assume my age HOW DARE YOUπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ#TRUMP2020 πŸ–•

    • @D Lensen how is it hearsay when they all heard the phone call on July 26th between Trump and Sondland, and Sondland who was a party to it is currently confessing exactly what I claimed. 1st hand knowledge from one of the two parties isn’t hearsay, but you’ll keep making up your own rules huh snowflake?

  8. Francis Fulloffrenchpeople | November 14, 2019 at 4:45 AM | Reply

    Rachel has been on this story like white on rice from the start. Good for her.

  9. Andrew Mitchell | November 14, 2019 at 4:57 AM | Reply

    Didn’t the corruption kick off when somebody bought a US Ambassador’s job by giving a million dollars to an inauguration fund that famously didn’t spend much of the money on the inauguration?

    • Actually, giving Ambassadorships to your donors has a long (and sordid) history. In normal times, Ambassadorships to major powers and hot spots are not given to rank amateurs…

    • @Gman ‘hearsay
      noun: hearsay
      information received from other people which cannot be substantiated; rumour.’

      Witnesses are giving first hand accounts. Their statements cross check. If you are that biased that you refuse to acknowledge that there’s no point conversing with you.


    • No. It didn’t start there. It already had momentum.

  10. I totally want a mug/t-shirt with that motto on it, but no merchandise will adequately capture the perfect expression on George Kent’s face as he dropped the hammer on the GOP defense of corrupt practices.

  11. On a historical day a historical comment made by Taylor. Priceless!

  12. Nathalie Dufour | November 14, 2019 at 5:52 AM | Reply

    When this ” presidency” is over, we will look back wondering “WTF just happened !!?!??!?!?!!?”

  13. Victoria Ballard | November 14, 2019 at 7:38 AM | Reply

    Principled anti-corrupt action will anger corrupt people! Yup! We see that.

  14. If they want the whistle blower to TESTIFY, Trump should be there too.

    • In the beginning they were complaining the whistle blower was only hearsay. Now that they have firsthand witnesses, the GOP wants to hear the hearsay. How many more times with the GOP reversed themselves in their lame attempts to defend Trump’s obvious corruption.

    • LunarSolstice Trump blew the whistle on himself.

  15. Career workers/ patriots !! , and on other side thugs ,mobsters , Russians and spies . I’ll take team USA ty.

  16. Denise Twining | November 14, 2019 at 8:43 AM | Reply

    Hey, can that background graphic be made available as a cross-stitch kit? I would buy that, work it, and hang it on my wall!

  17. mohammed jaffer | November 14, 2019 at 10:15 AM | Reply

    Deputy under secretary…well said . People like him who give hope to others. They affirm that there are good, honest, honorable and respectful ppl in this world 😊😊

  18. Man, Kent and Taylor crushed some souls during their testimony.

    • Arthur Enniemodonuts | November 15, 2019 at 2:06 AM | Reply

      @Big Ern PREACH brotha preeeeeach.


    • Qualicum Wilson | November 17, 2019 at 8:31 AM | Reply

      @Big Ern please wait for more testimony, you may or may not get “corroberation”. You may or may not get a smoking gun. But do not say one witness (whom, unlike you or me, is under oath and threat of perjury) is the entire investigation. The trial aspect comes later, in the senate. These are just the investigations, so far.

  19. My favorite part of this whole presidency has been the past 3 days. Like a warm fire heating my home, I’m glued to the TV. #notmypresident

  20. This report makes me want to take up needlepoint.

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